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You can now travel to Edinburgh and Birmingham from Knock Airport

70,000 new seats have been announced for Ireland West Airport by carrier Flybe.

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70,000 NEW SEATS on six weekly flights have been announced servicing Knock Airport to destinations Edinburgh and Birmingham.

The announcement was made today by budget carrier Flybe.

The new flights have gone on sale immediately.

The new routes are designed with access to the Wild Atlantic Way in mind, with Knock serving as the principal hub to the much-heralded tourist route which runs the length of the western coastline.

At the same time Flybe has announced that is expanding its flights to and from Manchester Airport with an additional 8,000 seats this summer.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, welcomed the move as “good news for tourism” in the west and north west of the country, while Vincent Hodder of Flybe professed the airline as being “absolutely delighted” to be operating the new flights in and out of Knock.

“This further cements the airports position as the premier UK gateway for the West of Ireland as we now service nine different access points,” said Joe Gilmore, managing director of Knock Airport.

The new flights will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Further information can be accessed at Ireland West Airport’s website here.

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